Topgolf secures additional capital to execute on its aggressive expansion plans throughout the U.S.
DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® today announced the closing of a five-year $175 million term loan and a five-year $100 million revolving line of credit. This deal signifies a $175 million increase to Topgolf’s previous arrangement, allowing for greater financial flexibility as Topgolf executes on its plans to open venues throughout the U.S.
“This credit facility supplies us with the capital we need to introduce the Topgolf concept to more cities and help grow the game of golf,” said Topgolf Chief Financial Officer William Davenport. “We’re extremely pleased with the support shown by our banks, which signals their belief in our strategy and the strength of our company.”
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, Inc. acted as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. is acting as Administrative Agent for the credit facilities, and RBC Capital Markets and SunTrust Bank acted as Co-Syndication Agents.
This transaction follows Topgolf’s two acquisitions this year of World Golf Tour and Protracer as well as its announcement of receiving a major investment from Providence Equity Partners. This summer, Topgolf opened its flagship location on the Las Vegas Strip, featuring four levels of entertainment with 108 hitting bays, two swimming pools, five bars, a concert venue, a Callaway fitting studio, a retail shop and more.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community creating the best times of your life. With 29 venues serving 13 million guests annually and the world’s largest digital golf audience, Topgolf has become a go-to destination for fun both in-venue and online. The Topgolf games can be enjoyed by all ages and skill levels, and the microchipped golf balls score themselves, providing players with instant feedback on each shot’s accuracy and distance. Each venue features climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round play, a chef-driven food and beverage menu, music and hundreds of HDTVs. Topgolf also brings interactive experiences to the community through its Topgolf U lessons, leagues, The Topgolf Tour, KidZone parties, social and corporate events, and the World Golf Tour (WGT) app. Topgolf’s lifestyle division, Topgolf Media, creates advanced media content and cultivates partnerships and sponsorships that enhance the Topgolf fan experience. To learn more about Topgolf, follow @Topgolf or visit www.topgolf.com.